When I started my business NOBLE INSIGHT, I invested $10,000. I had enough for a lease deposit, a computer, and office furniture. It would take well more than a year to replace the money I had made in the corporate sector. But eventually, I did it. I not only replaced that income, but far surpassed it in just a few years. In my mind, I knew I would never look back. I would never work for someone else again. I was thirty-seven years old at the time. I have been on my own since the year 2000. I have been in the black most of those years.
In 2016, I made up my mind to reach back to other small businesses. I decided too, to invest the same amount of money in them as I invested in my own business back then. I am doing this for several reasons, but mostly because I am able to help. I enjoy helping and I know the importance of the nudge. My nudge was being fired from my last corporate job. Yep, that happening nudged me into position to work for myself. Since then I have hired a lot of young and older people. I have hired great assistants, project managers, and business partners along the way. I have watched them grow.
I have grown to a place that I can afford to reach back, give back and share the knowledge wealth. Helping small business is my oxygen.
I know the money I give away will not be the help that everyone who receives it needs to be completely successful. Along with the coaching I provide, I am praying it nudges them to carry on. That it nudges them by knowing they are not alone. That it nudges them to know that we are stronger together.
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